Overview

Are you seeking the chance to learn hand-on conservation skills and give back to the outdoors? The SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps is a 30-week AmeriCorps program focused on leadership development, completing critical conservation service projects, and building a sense of community. If you’ve ever wanted to learn the hard and soft skills of being a conservation leader, come join this community of like-minded, service oriented individuals and help us tackle some of Massachusetts most pressing conservation issues.

The SCA Massachusetts Conservation Corps is a partnership between SCA, the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), AmeriCorps, and The Massachusetts Service Alliance.

AmeriCorps Eligibility Requirements:

US Citizen, National, Lawful Permanent Resident, and persons legally residing in a state
Must be able to pass a national service criminal history check
Must be 18 years or older
Program Description

The Massachusetts Conservation Corps is a 7-month residential program that runs March 27th through October 20, 2023. The program is located in Rowe, MA, with project sites located throughout Massachusetts. Training and projects aim to address conservation needs on Public Lands in Massachusetts. This position is primarily hands-on and projects can be physically demanding. Before applying, applicants are encouraged to reflect on the concept of Service. This is an AmeriCorps position – not a typical job – and requires a commitment to not only serving in public lands but also committing to the community experience of residential living. Members of the Massachusetts Conservation Corps should expect to meet regularly, reflect on their service, and contribute to the community-building process.

Tagged as: Conservation

Qualifications:

Interest and investment in leadership development and teamwork
Interest in conservation skills that increase access to public spaces
Willing to complete some project paperwork including project reports, output logs, and tool inventory
Willingness to lead a crew on a 10 day trail project, coordinating all project logistics and partner communication.
Must be willing to learn how to use hand tools and power tools to complete projects
Ability to lift 50 lbs. & walk/hike 2 miles on rugged terrain

About Student Conservation Association

Today, SCA’s mission is to build the next generation of conservation leaders and inspire lifelong stewardship of the environment and communities by engaging young people in hands-on service to the land. Members participate in a variety of capacities and contexts. Beyond national parks, members work on marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, and community green spaces in our nation’s urban centers. Members do land management, habitat restoration, trail building, disaster rehabilitation or prevention work, environmental education, public outreach, and more.

Application Instructions

Submit and view full job description here: https://www.thesca.org/position/massachusetts-conservation-corps-po-00734629/